The Cruise Of The Snark Pdf
The Cruise of the Snark (1911) is a non-fictional, illustrated book by Jack London chronicling his sailing adventure in 1907 across the South Pacific in his ketch the Snark. Accompanying London on this voyage was his wife Charmian London and a small crew. London taught himself celestial navigation and the basics of sailing and of boats during the course of this adventure and describes these details to the reader. He visits exotic locations including the Solomon Islands and Hawaii, and his first-person accounts and photographs provide insight into these remote places at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Cruise Of The Snark Summary
In 1906, Jack London began to build a 45-foot yacht on which he planned an around-the-world voyage, to last seven years. The Snark was named after Lewis Carroll’s poem The Hunting of the Snark. She had two masts and was 45 feet long at the waterline and 55 feet on deck, and London claimed to have spent thirty thousand dollars on her construction. She was primarily sail power; however, she also had an auxiliary 70-horsepower engine. She carried one lifeboat. After many delays, Jack and Charmian London and a small crew sailed out of San Francisco Bay on April 23, 1907, bound for the South Pacific.
Details The Cruise Of The Snark Pdf Book
Name Of the Novel: The Cruise Of The Snark
Author: Jack London
Country: United States
Genre: Fiction, Travel literature
Publication date: 1911
Media type: Print
Book Type: Pdf / ePub
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